Robin M. Bernstein
Associate Professor
(Ph.D. • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign • 2004)

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The overarching goal of my research program is to understand how patterns of growth and development are shaped within a lifetime and across evolutionary time. My work is laboratory - and field-based, rooted in interdisciplinary collaboration, and situated in life history and global health frameworks. In my role as a faculty director of faculty development in the Office of Faculty Affairs, I coordinate campus programs focused on faculty mentoring and leadership.

Selected open access publications (see lab website for full publication list):

Selected Publications:


Graduate Studies Information

Areas of Research

  • West Africa

Professor Bernstein is looking for graduate students with an interest in:

  • maternal and infant health
  • growth and development in infancy and childhood
  • endocrinology

Professor Bernstein welcomes inquiries from students who would like to combine field and laboratory approaches in their own work. She values diversity in education and experience and encourages inquiries from students whether or not they come from a strictly anthropological background. 

Learn more about Professor Bernstein's research and laboratory